Sarah Lesniak, LSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Children 6-12

About Sarah Lesniak, LSW

Sarah Lesniak, LSW, looks at the therapeutic process as a collaborative relationship. She meets clients halfway if they are willing to meet her halfway. Sarah treats clients as people and not their disorders, and she strives to provide a safe, comfortable place for them to open up.

Sarah earned an MSW from University of St. Francis and has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and PTSD. She currently treats clients age 9 and up.

In therapy, Sarah uses DBT, ACT, CBT, and motivational interviewing to help support the client through the recovery process. She also provides homework to help clients continue to progress outside of sessions. In every situation, Sarah is compassionate, supportive, and wants clients to get the help they need.

Areas of Treatment

  • ACT
  • Addictions
  • Adoption/Attachment Issues
  • Aging/Geriatric Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Body Positive/HAES
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • CBT
  • Chronic Pain/Illness
  • Coping with Pandemic / COVID
  • Crisis / Trauma
  • Cross-Cultural
  • DBT
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Divorce/Family Conflict
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Exposure Response Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQI+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage/Couples Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Play Therapy
  • Postpartum Challenges
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Injury/Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders/Issues
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress/Worry
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues/Infertility
  • Locations

    Western Springs

    Insurance

    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS Blue CHOICE PPO
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • CIGNA EAP
    • ComPsych
    • ComPsych EAP
    • Health Alliance
    • HealthLink
    • Humana
    • Humana EAP
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • New Avenues EAP
    • Optum
    • Optum - UHC EAP
    • UBH EAP
    • United EAP
    • United Healthcare / UBH
    • ValueOptions